I’m beginning to feel like I’ve smacked a hornet’s nest …not wandered down a rabbit hole!
Just to clear things up a bit yet again: I said “…an excellent full-sized speaker based set-up.”
I specifically avoided top of the line, state of the art and reference quality, esoteric (or “Esoteric”) gear.
I’m not an absolute ignoramus. I’ve been aware for decades that there are plenty of audio set-ups costing tens (and hundreds) of thousands of dollars out there. I managed record stores, back when they were actually record stores in the seventies and eighties…in Toronto and Vancouver.
It may not have cost half a million bucks, but The Altec Lansing VotT" speakers, mounted at either end of the store on Robson Street, with two booth mounted Linn turntables run through Crown amplification sounded pretty good…did I mention it was in and around '78?
That was the year Sprongsteen played the 2500 seat QE theatre in Vancouver.
I’ve heard a great source run through excellent gear and know what it can cost.